December 27, 2001 |
An MRI exam on Shaquille O'Neal's right foot yesterday confirmed arthritis in his big toe, an ailment that prompted the Los Angeles Lakers to place him on the injured list a day earlier. In addition, a CT scan on O'Neal's sore left foot was negative, the Lakers said. O'Neal, averaging 26.0 points and 11.5 rebounds, was placed on the injured list before the Lakers rallied to beat the 76ers, 88-82, on Tuesday night in a rematch of June's NBA Finals. O'Neal must sit out at least four more games.
April 20, 2007 |
Despite her crippling arthritis and advancing age, Jeanette Twyman remained committed to maintaining her independence. Until two years ago, when her hands became too gnarled to keep at it, she ran a baking business from her North Philadelphia home, her confectionery magic renowned among those who tasted her cakes and cookies. And even after that, she insisted on getting around on her own, often making the three-mile-plus trip to see doctors in Center City in her motorized wheelchair.
June 12, 1991 |
Q: I recently used ibuprofen for relief of arthritis and was amazed to find that I had a problem with impotence for the first time in my 70 years of life. The public should be informed that ibuprofen can cause an undesirable situation. A: Ibuprofen, an anti-inflammatory drug used for treating arthritis, does not ordinarily cause impotence. Therefore, I think you'll have to search for another reason for your problem. Nonetheless, many drugs, both prescription and over-the-counter, inhibit sexual performance.
February 28, 1989 |
The swimming pool has long been a good place for preventive medicine, particularly in the form of exercise for people trying to avoid getting out of condition as they got older. Now, as doctors have found, it's a good place for rehabilitative exercise therapy, too, particularly to counter the effects of arthritis. One place where such exercise therapy classes are held on a regular basis is the Frankford YMCA.
July 7, 2012 |
Blaine M. Sutton, 91, of Hatboro, a chemist who helped develop a groundbreaking treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, died Saturday, June 30, at Abington Hospice at Warminster. Dr. Sutton was the primary researcher on a team that found in 1972 that oral administration of gold could halt the progression of arthritis in children and adults. Though the discovery of a more effective gold injection and other drugs later made Dr. Sutton's therapy less common, he is recognized as an influential arthritis researcher.
December 11, 1992 |
The weekend sports calendar has both Penn and La Salle in college basketball action, and the Sixers and Flyers in pro matchups. The University of Pennsylvania Quakers host the Holy Cross Crusaders at 7 tonight in a non-league contest at the Palestra. Saturday evening, the La Salle Explorers meet the Maryland Terrapins of the Atlantic Coast Conference in a 7:30 game at the Philadelphia Civic Center. In pro action, the Sixers meet the Los Angeles Clippers tonight in a 7:30 game at the Spectrum.
November 16, 2015
Q: My dog has been getting acupuncture for arthritis, and it really seems to help. I'm curious how it works. A: Acupuncture is the insertion of fine, thin needles into the skin at strategic points on the body. In traditional Chinese medicine, these points were known as meridians, through which "chi," or life force, flowed; in modern medicine, we know them as the vascular, nervous and muscular structures of the body. Insertion of the needles at specific points is said to help activate healing by stimulating nerve endings and releasing certain substances that relieve pain, reduce inflammation and improve blood flow and oxygenation.
May 8, 1999 |
Former Dallas Cowboys lineman Mark Tuinei was not breathing when he was found in his car, according to the 911 tape released yesterday by Plano, Texas, police. "He is not breathing?" the emergency-services dispatcher is heard asking the man who placed the call. "No, ah, he stopped breathing, I guess last night," the man answered. "I can't feel a pulse. " Spokesman Carl Duke said police know the caller's identity but declined to name him. The Dallas Morning News reported that Tuinei was accompanied by Cowboys reserve fullback Nicky Sualua when he picked up a black 1933 Ford roadster from a repair shop in nearby Carrollton on Wednesday.
February 28, 2016 |
According to the Roman calendar, it's 2016. The Chinese calendar proclaims this the year of the red fire monkey. At our house, it appears to be the year of the lame dog. Keeper started limping during a walk last month. A veterinary exam found some slight muscle atrophy, but X-rays didn't show any degenerative changes that might indicate arthritis. His limping may have been due to an unusually long walk after a holiday layoff - the well-known weekend warrior syndrome. Then Gemma took a tumble down the stairs.